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Stunning 5-Bedroom 4-Bathroom Home with 2-Acre Garden and Fabulous Country Views

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and lots of indoor/outdoor living space for 10

Ideal for families and friends who wish to spend time together in gracious, comfortable, relaxing surroundings, Barnfield House is a light-filled, warm and well equipped family home on the edge of Hawkhurst village, with stunning countryside views from most rooms, and plenty of space for up to ten guests. Our stylish home has hosted multi-generation family gatherings, family-of-the-bride/groom groups, guests celebrating significant birthdays and friends' reunions. The youngest guest was a few months old, our oldest close to 90!

Accommodation is spread over three floors, with the ground floor devoted to generous living areas, five bedrooms and three bathrooms on the 1st floor, and a fourth bathroom and landing library on the 2nd floor. The living areas – large drawing room, sitting/TV room, study/playroom, and dining hall (with table for 10) – are full of Asian antiques and artefacts, handsome furniture and comfy sofas. The kitchen is equipped for people who love to cook, and has an eight-seater farmhouse table for family meals overlooking the apple orchard. From the dining hall, bi-fold doors open onto a large deck with wisteria-covered pergola and 10-seater teak table. The views from here are magnificent, with lawns sloping towards farmland beyond the boundary, and a large unfenced pond. By the kitchen is another patio for BBQs and alfresco dining.


Not for nothing is Hawkhurst called the 'crossroads for the Weald'; It's the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of Kent and Sussex that keep families of all ages well entertained. Countryside drives reveal picturesque villages and pubs, including the Oak & Ivy Inn, famous gathering place for the infamous 18th century Hawkhurst smugglers. In addition to the famous National Trust and English Heritage historic castles, houses and gardens that attract many visitors to the area (Sissinghurst Gardens and the gardens of Great Dixter shouldn't be missed), there are many other experiences to consider, such as the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux, Smugglers Adventure at Hastings, Hever Castle (home to Henry VIII's Ann Boleyn), and myriad museums covering everything from musical instruments to vintage cars, 1066 battlefields to 18th century smugglers. After all this activity, guests love returning to the comfort of Barnfield House. This 1938 home – made of Canadian cedar from its floorboards to roof shingles – has its own history: the large pond in the garden is thought to be the remains of an iron ore site from the middle ages.

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Excellent choice of fiction, non-fiction and coffee table books as well as children's books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games for kids and adults...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Extensive CD music collection...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Freesat system + Netflix...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player Guests may plug their own music into that too....moreless

  • Television:

    55-inch Samson Smart TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive DVD library...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Lots of room for 10 to sit comfortably, with two 3-seater sofas, three armchairs and an ottoman...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    French presses...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    New Rangemaster professional plus range cooked installed late 2016...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There's a large deck facing the superb view, with a Wisteria-covered pergola over a teakwood table seating 8 to 10. A second terrace to the side has a small breakfast table. ...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge 2-acre garden with flat area for games, extensive lawns sloping down to adjacent farmland and a deep unfenced pond surrounded by oaks and mature trees...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$415
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,662
NewYear 2016/2017
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay

$2,115
flat fee
Low season 2017
Jan 3 - Apr 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$415
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,662 $4,406
Easter break
Apr 7 - Apr 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$617
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,467
Spring
Apr 21 - May 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$507
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,027
Early summer
May 19 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$551
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,203
Summer
Jun 30 - Sep 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,455
Autumn
Sep 8 - Oct 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$507
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,027
Autumn break
Oct 20 - Nov 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$551
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,203
Winter 2017
Nov 10 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$507
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,662
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $314.72
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

3 night weekends ( FSS) or 4 night weekdays (MTWT) are available (shown as weekends in the rates above), at 75% of the full rate.

Changeover day is typically a Friday in peak season and Friday/Monday off peak. We can be flexible, so please do enquire.

We require a 50% deposit to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 60 days prior to arrival together with a returnable security deposit of £250 to cover damages or any extra cleaning required. If you choose to pay via HomeAway (instead of by direct bank transfer), we will deduct their payment handling fees (approx 3%) from the security deposit to ensure the full rental is paid.

Arrival time is from 4pm and departure is by 10am


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
London gatwick
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Royal Oak
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dover
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hawkhurst Golf Course
4.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Etchingham
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M20 junction 9
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Royal Oak
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Camber Sands

Car: Necessary

Located on the edge of Hawkhurst village on the Kent/Sussex border, our five-bedroom family home offers the perfect setting for exploring the Weald of Kent and southeast England. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, as the far-reaching views from the house indicate, with public footpaths through farms, orchards and woodland. There's a wealth of attractions in the area for wonderful family outings, including National Trust and English Heritage properties, historic houses, heritage castles, and gardens – e.g. Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Pashley Manor, Great Dixter, Batemans, Smallhythe Place. The historic towns of Cranbrook, Battle and Tunbridge Wells are a short drive away, as are the coastal towns of Rye and Hastings and the beach at Camber Sands. Outdoor activities including sailing and windsurfing at Bewl Reservoir, wakeboarding and kite surfing at Camber Sands, mountain biking and horseriding in Bedgebury, and golf (there's a golf course five minutes' walk from the house). You also have the pick of some wonderful local pubs and eateries, including Michelin-starred restaurants, and several award-winning vinyards.

 

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Corner of drawing room

    Corner of drawing room

  • Dining hall with bi-fold doors onto deck

    Dining hall with bi-fold doors onto deck

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Guest bedroom with trundle bed

    Guest bedroom with trundle bed

  • Landing library

    Landing library

  • Stunning views

    Stunning views

  • Pastoral view in summer

    Pastoral view in summer

  • View in Autumn

    View in Autumn

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • From the hall looking into the study

    From the hall looking into the study

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Family bathroom (there are four in total)

    Family bathroom (there are four in total)

  • A winter wonderland....bring your sledge!

    A winter wonderland....bring your sledge!

  • Year round, a lovely family house!

    Year round, a lovely family house!

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